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Magnitude Gallery is presenting an exhibition titled, Vanitaa at the gallery at No 140/13, 27th Cross, 13th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar till May 31. There are some original masterpieces that depict the state of the majority of Indian women. Though they are not urban, they are diligent and independent in their own way. The exhibition also covers some aspects of the highly accomplished urban women who are walking shoulder to shoulder with men.

Fine prints

An exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ is being held at the NGMA auditorium till May 28. The pieces of art have been selected from the ‘Waswo Collection’ of Indian printmaking. This is curated by Lina Vincent Sunish. There will also be several parallel outreach programmes such as talks, curators’ walk, film screening, gallery walk and workshops on print techniques.

Group show

A group show by artists Anand M Bekwad, Mahesh Honuli, Praveenkumar Angdi and Sushil Tarbar is on at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath till May 20, from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm

Fine strokes

Renaissance Gallerie is hosting a group exhibition of paintings by artists Deepali Mahanta Kayal, Ravi Hebballi, Indrani Chowdhury and V S Rakenduvadhana at Renaissance Gallerie, 104, West Minster, 13, Cunningham Road till May 22, from 11 am to
7 pm.


Satirical comedy

Black Coffee Producti­ons and Alliance Francaise de Bangalore is prese­nting ‘The God of Ca­r­nage’, a play by Yasmina Reza on May 24 (7.30 pm), May 25 (7.30 pm), May 26 (3.30 pm and 7.30 pm) at the Alliance Francaise auditorium. Tickets are available at Alliance Francaise. For details, call 40808181.

Humourous side

Underdog Entertainment will present ‘Cops, Tints and Other Thi­ngs — The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bangalore’ on May 19, 7.30 pm at Alliance Fra­ncaise. The play will showcase eight stories connected to the City in a very quirky and humorous way. For details, call 9449596883.


Soothing touch

The Indian Institute of World Culture is presenting a ‘TenBroeck Family Endowment Programme’ on May 16, 6 pm. There will be a Carnatic classical vocal music concert by Y G Srilatha and party on the occasion. The venue is Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi.

‘Classic Wild’

Bflat is presenting, ‘Classic Wild’, an evening of soft rock  and blues music, on May 19, 8 pm onwards at Bflat, Indiranagar.

The concert will feature Sanjay Chandrakanth on the lead guitar, Vineesh Venugopal on the lead vocals and guitar, Raj Sampath on the drums, Gerard Roy on the bass, Danny Jakes on the keyboard and Arati Rao as guest vocalist. The group will cover music from the early 70s to the early 90s. For details, call 25278361.

Monthly concert

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association is presenting its monthly programme on May 19, 4.15 pm at The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, near police station, 6th Block, Koramangala. The concert will feature a grand vocal recital by Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam. She will be accompanied by Sandhya Srinath on the violin, Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma on the mridangam, Phanindra Bhaskar on the ghatam.

Veena recital

Geetha R Bhat is presenting a veena recital on May 26, 5.30 pm at Rajmahal Vilas Sangeetha Sabha, RMV 2nd Stage, behind Sanjaynagar post office.
The highlight of the concert will be a ragam tanam pallavi in praise of Lord Shri Krishna. She will be accompanied by B S Anand on the mridangam and Raghavendra Prakash on ghatam.

Mellifluous notes

A cultural wing of the Mysore Education Society is presenting a music concert by Sriranjani Santhanagopalan on May 18, 6.30 pm at the new conference hall, MES College, Vidyasagara Prof MPL Sastry Road, 15th cross, Malleswaram.

Sriranjani will be accompanied by Smitha H M on the violin, B C Manjunath on the mridangam and S Srishaila on the ghatam.

Electric band

Windmills Craftworks is presenting a performance by ‘Electric Konarak Band’ on May 17 and 18, 8.30 pm onwards at Windmills Craftworks, 331 Road, 5B EPIP Zone, Whitefield. The band was started by Konarak Reddy. It also features Ranjit Barot, one of the leading drummers in India. The band comprises Konark Reddy on the guitar, Ranjit Barot on drums, Muthu Kumar on the tabla, Miksho M’ba on bass guitar. Carnatic violinist Mysore Manjunath will perform on May 17 and Hindustani flutist Ravichandra Kullur will perform on May 18. For details, call 25692012.

‘Parallel Strings’

A concert titled, ‘Parallel Strings’ will be held on May 17, 7 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall.
Jayanthi Kumaresh and Anil Srinivasan will perform on the occasion.

The concert will feature the coming together of two different genres of music, a unique duet of two instruments, a confluence of soft and melodic sounds, the veena and the piano.

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Fusion time

CounterCulture is presenting, Rajeev Raja Combine, a global fusion band on May 18, 9 pm.

Led by Rajeev Raja, one of India’s most exciting jazz and fusion flautists, the band is known for its powerful rhythms, fluid melodic lines, spontaneous syncopation, and skillful improvisation.


Comedy act 

Comedy Central is presenting ‘Gill, Tandonness and the Art of Lesbianics’ a stand-up comedy on May 17, 9 pm at CounterCulture, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road. It is based on a scintillating look at life through the environment, inter-personal relationships, gender politics and experiences of an immigrant bumping into the culture and the laws of the United States. 


Lucas Belvaux, a film based on a best-selling novel by Didier Decoin,
will be screened on May 22, 6.30 pm at Alliance. For details, call 40808181.

Poets’ meet

‘On Fire’, a youth movement, is organising ‘Bangalore Poets Rendezvous’, to bridge the gap between aspiring and established poets on May 17 at Nayana Bhavan.
The event will include recitation of poems in different languages. For details, mail to: onfire95­

Vintage recordings

 An audio-exhibition of vintage recordings is being held at the Alliance Francaise till May 17, 10 am to
4 pm.


To celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, the Alliance Française de Bangalore (AFB) will screen Raja Harishchandra, a 1913 silent Indian film, directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, on May 17, 6.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. This is the first full-length Indian feature film. Entry is free.

‘Art Jam’
Oviya Art Academy is organising an ‘Art Jam’ on May 17, 4 pm at World Music Center, No 42/1, East Park Road, 17th and 18th Cross Malleswaram.

The participants would be introduced to the basic techniques of pencil sketching. For details, call 9845252320.


Cosmos Academy for Theatre, Music and Art is organising a music workshop on May 20, 21 and 22 (10 am to 1 pm) and May 27, 28 and 29 (10 am to 1 pm). The venue is Cosmos Group, No 13, 1st floor, 11th Main, opposite Pu Thi Narasimhachar Park, 4th T Block, Jayanagar. The workshop is organised by singer Pallavi Arun. Apart from learning songs, participants will also get an insight into the personal journey of Pallavi in the field of music. Admissions are on first-come-first-serve basis. For details, 26648704.

‘Do the Math’

Suchitra Film Society, in association with, is organising the screening of the world premiere of the ‘Do the Math’, a documentary film on climate crisis on May 16, 7 pm. The venue is Suchitra auditorium, No 36, 9th Main, B V Karanth Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage. For details, call 26711785.

Varied craft

Srinidhi Arts and Crafts Foundation is organising a national craft exhibition at Prem Chandra Sagar Kalyana Mantap, near Ashoka Pillar till May 19 from 10 am to 8 pm.
The exhibition has more than 60 artisans from across the country showcasing their products, including cane and bamboo products, handcrafted sarees, silk designer sarees, dress materials, Madhubani paintings, wooden carvings, Channapatna toys and bronze idols to mention a few.


Rare mix

Ananya is presenting, Ananya Nrithyollasa-11, a performance that is a
combination of mohiniyattam and bharatanatyam by Rekha Raju on May 17, 6.30 pm at Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

Rekha will be accompanied  by vocalist B S Anand, B S Nagaraj on the natuvangam and khanjari, Jagadeesh Janardhanan on the mridangam, Mahesh Swamy on the flute and
B S Madhusudan on the violin.


The Indian Institute of World Culture is presenting ‘M H Manchigiah Memorial Endowment Programme’ on May 17, 6 pm. The programme will feature a bharatanatyam recital by Shruthi Gururaj who is the disciple of Mala Shashikanth. The venue is Indian Institute of World Culture, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.                     

Myriad steps

Nadam is presenting an evening of abhinaya presentation by the bharatnatyam dancer Bragha Bessell on May 17, 6.30 pm at ADA Ranga Mandira, JC Road. There will also be a abhinaya workshop by Bragha Bessell from May 18 to 24. It will be held in two sessions. The morning session will be from 9 am to 12.30 pm at Ananya, Mall­eswaram and the evening session from
4 pm to 7 pm at Nadam (Hosakerehalli ). For details, call 9880201608. 


There will be a bhratanatyam aran­getram of Nithya Lakshmi on May 18, 6 pm at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on Race Course Road. She is the
disciple of Padmini Ramachandran.


Prerana Kumar is presenting her bharatanrityam rangapravesha on May 19, 5.30 pm at the JSS Auditorium, 1st Main, 38th Cross, Jayanagar, 8th Block. Prerana is the disciple of Shraddha Prabhu Kumar.

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